Ferne McCann cries as she apologises for voice notes controversy

The TOWIE star's ex-boyfriend is serving 20 years in prison for a nightclub acid attack

Watch below: Ferne McCann tearfully apologised for the voice note scandal

Ferne McCann broke down in tears and apologised for leaked voice notes relating to her then boyfriend's attack of several people in a nightclub with acid.

Adam Collins, who shares a child with McCann, was jailed for 20 years after injuring multiple people with acid in 2017.

Last year, a voice note was leaked of McCann calling one of Collins' victims "ugly" in an expletive-laden rant.

Appearing on This Morning to plug a new season of her show First Time Mum, McCann admitted the voice note "wasn't my finest hour".

Read more: Ferne McCann says she's being 'vilified' for ex's acid attack

She then apologised to those affected: "It definitely was a very difficult time in my life when those voice notes were leaked,’ she said.

"I need to publicly apologise again to those affected. The words I used were unpleasant and I have reached out privately to those people."

Ferne McCann talking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning. (Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)
Ferne McCann talking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning. (ITV/Shutterstock)

The former Only Way is Essex star then said: "I would love to sit here and share exactly what went on but it’s now part of a criminal investigation so I can’t.

"But these voice notes were from a time when I was in a very vulnerable situation and it was a very difficult situation. It was five or six years ago. I’ve since then done a lot of work on myself, I’ve been in therapy for six years. I am a different person."

Ferne McCann denies she's back with acid attacker ex Arthur Collins
Ferne McCann was previously in a relationship with acid attacker Arthur Collins. (Getty)

McCann was previously in a relationship with Collins in 2017 and announced her pregnancy by him just days after he was arrested for the attack.

Collins would later be found guilty of five counts of grievous bodily harm and nine of actual bodily harm after throwing a bottle of acid over club goers in east London.

Sixteen people suffered burns in the attack.

McCann has also been criticised for liking Instagram posts calling for Collins' release from prison.